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Rick S's Experience

Experience description:   

When my wife and I were courting I lived in Lincoln UK and she lived in south London UK. (An approximate distance of 170 miles apart) I was in bed late one night thinking about her and just beginning to fall asleep. I found myself in her bedroom, there was an orange glow in the room, she saw me and got out of bed and gave me a hug. I then found myself fully awake and back in my bedroom in Lincoln. The following evening she rang me and asked how I got into her bedroom the previous night, she had woken up and seen just my head and shoulders in her room. She said she had fallen asleep with the electric bar fire next to her bed but seeing me had woken her and she switched it off. Somehow I knew she was in danger as the electric fire was right next to her bed and the quilt on the bed was very slippery and kept falling off, had it fallen on the fire she would probably been seriously injured.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes     I knew my girlfriend was in danger

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Between awake and asleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Not until afterwards when I felt happy that she wasn't in danger. I felt no reason to question what had just happened as it seemed so natural.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No           

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My girlfriend

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No       Did you have any sense of altered space or time?          No      

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I am now firmly convinced that a part of the brain controls events like the one described, a part that modern man has either lost touch with or has yet to learn to use. Animals are more in touch with their surroundings than we can ever become as modern life is far too complicated and the demands made on our senses are sometimes, far too high for any detachment.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       No

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     From mild disbelief to outright skepticism.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  None immediately but have begun to wonder more about my role in the world.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Knowing I had saved my girlfriend, now my wife of 25 years. There was no worst part.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No